2011 NIT Basketball: Suspension Lifted for Washington State's DeAngelo Casto

Kip ArneyCorrespondent IMarch 23, 2011

After it being announced on Tuesday that Washington State forward DeAngelo Casto was suspended indefinitely after Pullman police found marijuana in his off-campus apartment, the suspension has been lifted just hours before the Cougars tip-off against Northwestern in an NIT quarterfinal game.

According to Vince Grippi of The Spokesman-Review, athletic director Bill Moos lifted the suspension stating that these were "unique circumstances" and felt it was appropriate to "allow the legal system to runs it course before we take further action."

Casto recorded 11 points and five rebounds Monday night in the Cougars victory against Oklahoma State. He also had four blocked shots, giving him eight in the two NIT games thus far.

Casto finished second in the Pac-10 in blocks and was a member of the all-defensive team.

Casto was the third member this season of the Cougar basketball team to have been caught with marijuana, following earlier incidents involving Reggie Moore back in December and Klay Thompson just two weeks ago.